Maximum PC - July 2020
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Published 23rd June
2020 has certainly had more downs than ups so far, that’s for sure. But don’t worry though, if you’re looking for an escape from the news, and the doom and the gloom, the Maximum PC team is here for you. After all, name a better distraction than wiling away the hours mulling over the heady pages of your latest tech publication. There is none, probably….
This issue we’ve decided to put our money where our mouths are, and delve back into the world of super budget rigs with an in-depth 10-page feature with one major caveat. Now we’ve heard you, it’s not all about gaming, and although graphics cards and frame rates drive many of us here wild, we respect that that’s not for everyone. So this time around we’ve taken a $500 (ish) budget, and put together a phenomenally affordable AMD Ryzen office PC, complete with 16GB of high-spec DDR4, a suave Phanteks case, and even a 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD. Yep, that’s a lot of spec, for not a lot of cash, and it’s the perfect base for any and all looking to dip their toes into the world of the custom build for their own home office.
Speaking of which, as we’ve now been on lockdown for more days than we can count, it’s time the team divulged all of our worldly wisdom on just how to maximize your working from home potential. Yep from software setup, to peripheral hardware recommendations, and even mental health advice, we cover everything you could possibly think of, on how to make life from home just that tad bit more manageable.
For our final article in our trio of choice literary feats, is a handy little Windows lockdown guide designed to give you all the tips and tricks you need to keep your system safe and secure in this particularly turbulent time in human history.
Alongside that, we have a bevy of tutorials, including guides on how to benchmark just like us, which extensions to pick for Firefox, how to setup your own Retroshare messaging service, and a positive cornucopia of reviews, columns and more. If the world of the custom PC is your game, and you like your tech news, condensed, to the point and with minimum BS, then you’ll love this latest issue of Maximum PC.